Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,153 - $16,935
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
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  • Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
  • Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
  • Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
  • Drivers Side Headlight.
  • Passenger Side Taillight.
  • Drivers Side Door handle.
  • Front angle view.
  • Gas cap open.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Front angle view, low wide perspective.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Overhead.
  • Low/wide front.
  • Low/wide rear.
  • Low/wide front 5/8.
  • Low/wide rear 5/8.
  • Drivers side mirror, rear
  • Drivers side fog lamp.
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear manufacture badge/emblem
  • Rear model badge/emblem
  • Close up of Grill.
  • Rear 3/4 angle view.
  • Inside of drivers side open door,window open.
  • Drivers side inside window controls.
  • Front seats from Drivers Side.
  • Rear seats from Drivers Side.
  • Closeup of radio head unit
  • Centered wide dash shot
  • Speedometer/tachometer.
  • Courtesy lamps/ceiling controls.
  • Seat Adjustment Controllers.
  • Cup holders.
  • Gear shifter/center console.
  • Passenger seat.
  • Auxiliary jack props.
  • Cup holder prop (primary).
  • Cup holder prop (tertiary).
  • Cup holder prop (quaternary).
  • Glove box open.
  • Zune and auxiliary jack
  • Drivers floor mat and pedals. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Rear drivers side floor mat. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Key fob on drivers seat.
  • Centered wide dash shot night shot.
  • Main power point.
  • Fake Buck Shot Interior from Passenger B pillar.
  • Interior Hero (drivers side).
  • Steering wheel/Center Console.
  • Center Console/Passenger Side.
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Left Side)
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Right Side)
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White
  • Summit White
  • Summit White
  • Black
  • Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Red Tintcoat
  • Crystal Red Tintcoat
  • Crystal Red Tintcoat
  • Cyber Gray Metallic
  • Cyber Gray Metallic
  • Cyber Gray Metallic
  • Victory Red
  • Victory Red
  • Victory Red
  • Inferno Orange Metallic
  • Inferno Orange Metallic
  • Inferno Orange Metallic
  • Blue Topaz Metallic
  • Blue Topaz Metallic
  • Blue Topaz Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,153 - $16,935
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Chevrolet Sonic Ranked #13 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 3.9 Comfort 3.7 Styling 3.7 Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

New for 2012, the Chevrolet Sonic has popped on the scene as a solid all-rounder that is fun, quiet and stylish without pushing the extremes of those descriptions. Competent, capable and...

Chevrolet Sonic Models & Trims

LTZ $5,153 - $7,190*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LS $5,370 - $7,221*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT $15,065 - $16,935
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15, 16 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.13

148 Reviews

41% 36% 20% 3% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Our getaway car: it is very spacious with enough room for traveling.

Love the sonic it is very comfortable, easy to get in an out of. Comfortable seating and adjustable seating. Air and heat works great! Heats and cools quickly. Trunk opens from the inside. Spacious trunk. We have never had problems with the sonic. Regular oil changes and air filters. Great gas mileage according to my husband. He bought the car with me in mind. We like to take time to get away when we can and it's a wonder! You don't really realize the car as it is smooth sailing. On the interstate or highway. It handles quick changes if necessary even in town. It's the best car we have ever owned and definitely consider buying another one next time.

- Candace D

Why I went from a popular foreign car to a Chevy Sonic.

My Chevy Sonic has very good handling and drives like a sports car. It is very compact, great on gas, but still has room in the hatchback area for storage. This particular model has 11 airbags and the frame is designed as a tubular roll cage and is extremely safe for a compact car. The dash display is all digital and lets you chose various options, such as average speed to how many miles you can expect to drive based on how much gas you have left, which is the feature that I use the most. It also has a digital media reader in the glove compartment for mp3s, and can be used with OnStar and or Sirius.

- Mica D

It's great on gas, but its not meant to be fast. So if you want a fast car.

With my sonic for a while there I was having problems with my car tire air pressure. My light was always coming on and I was filling them three times a week. I had to take it to the dealership to get the light turned off. Apparently it was just a faulty light. The performance of the car is at about a 4. It's not very fast but it's something that I need. Its reliable and great on gas. I also love how little and comfy it is. I can usually park wherever I want. It pretty much is an all around great car. It gets me from point A to point B.

- Nicole F

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,153 - $7,190
$5,370 - $7,221

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
ECOTEC TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4
ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Not Available

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Not Available

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 - 38.7 in.
37.6 - 38.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 - 38.1 in.
37.8 - 38.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 cu. ft.
14.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/50R17
P195/65R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.4 in.
99.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
34.5 ft.

Length

Length
159 - 173.1 in.
159 - 173.1 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2776 - 2806 .lbs
2690 - 2727 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
148 ft. lbs.
125 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Not Available

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.2 gal.
12.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
35 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings